Feeding Manila in Peace and War 1850 1945

Author: Daniel F. Doeppers
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 0299305104
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The first book to explore the critical problem of provisioning the megacity. A historical study of Manila looks at the continuing challenges of getting food, water, and services to the millions of people who live in the world s megacities."

In Plain Sight

Author: Tyrell Haberkorn
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 0299314405
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Following a 1932 coup d'état in Thailand that ended absolute monarchy and established a constitution, the Thai state that emerged has suppressed political dissent through detention, torture, forced reeducation, disappearances, assassinations, and massacres. In Plain Sight shows how these abuses, both hidden and occurring in public view, have become institutionalized through a chronic failure to hold perpetrators accountable. Tyrell Haberkorn's deeply researched revisionist history of modern Thailand highlights the legal, political, and social mechanisms that have produced such impunity and documents continual and courageous challenges to state domination.

Eternal Harvest

Author: Karen Coates
Publisher: ThingsAsian Press
ISBN: 1934159492
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Karen Coates and Jerry Redfern spent more than seven years traveling in Laos, talking to farmers, scrap-metal hunters, people who make and use tools from UXO, people who hunt for death beneath the earth and render it harmless. With their words and photographs, they reveal the beauty of Laos, the strength of Laotians, and the commitment of bomb-disposal teams. People take precedence in this account, which is deeply personal without ever becoming a polemic.

Dreams of the Hmong Kingdom

Author: Mai Na M. Lee
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 0299298841
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Authoritative and original, "Dreams of the Hmong Kingdom "is among the first works of its kind, exploring the influence that French colonialism and Hmong leadership had on the Hmong people s political and social aspirations. "

Of Beggars and Buddhas

Author: Katherine A. Bowie
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 0299309509
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An exploration of subversive, ribald variations of the most important story in Theravada Buddhism.

Kill Chain

Author: Andrew Cockburn
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 0805099271
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An essential and page-turning narrative on the history of drone warfare by the acclaimed author of Rumsfeld, exploring how this practice emerged, who made it happen, and the real consequences of targeted killing Assassination by drone is a subject of deep and enduring fascination. Yet few understand how and why this has become our principal way of waging war. Kill Chain uncovers the real and extraordinary story; its origins in long-buried secret programs, the breakthroughs that made UAV operations possible, the ways in which the technology works and, despite official claims, does not work. Taking the reader inside the well-guarded world of national security, the book reveals the powerful interests - military, CIA and corporate - that have led the drive to kill individuals by remote control. Most importantly of all, the book describes what has really happened when the theories underpinning the strategy -- and the multi-billion dollar contracts they spawn -- have been put to the test. Drawing on sources deep in the military and intelligence establishments, Andrew Cockburn's Kill Chain unveils the true effects, as demonstrated by bloody experience, of assassination warfare, a revelation that readers will find surprising as well as shocking.

A Companion to the Vietnam War

Author: Marilyn B. Young
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405172045
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A Companion to the Vietnam War contains twenty-four definitive essays on America's longest and most divisive foreign conflict. It represents the best current scholarship on this controversial and influential episode in modern American history. Highlights issues of nationalism, culture, gender, and race. Covers the breadth of Vietnam War history, including American war policies, the Vietnamese perspective, the antiwar movement, and the American home front. Surveys and evaluates the best scholarship on every important era and topic. Includes a select bibliography to guide further research.

Vietnam

Author: Howard Zinn
Publisher: South End Press
ISBN: 9780896086814
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Of the many books that challenged the Vietnam War, Howard Zinn's stands out as one of the best--and most influential. It helped spark national debate on the war. It includes a powerful speech written by Zinn that President Johnson should have given to lay out the case for ending the war. This new edition, Volume 3 in the South End Press Radical 60s Series, includes a new introduction by Howard Zinn.Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal is part of a seven volume Radical sixties series which includes:1. SNCC: The New Abolitionists2. The Southern Mystique3. Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal4. Disobedience and Democracy: Nine Fallacies on Law and Order5. Postwar America: 1945 - 19716. Justice in Everyday Life: The Way It Really Works7. Failure To Quit: Reflections of an Optimistic Historian

RAND in Southeast Asia

Author: Mai Elliott
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833049151
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume chronicles RAND's involvement in researching insurgency and counterinsurgency in Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand during the Vietnam War era and assesses the effect that this research had on U.S. officials and policies. Elliott draws on interviews with former RAND staff and the many studies that RAND produced on these topics to provide a narrative that captures the tenor of the times and conveys the attitudes and thinking of those involved.